AMD A10-6800K Richland Review
Intel i3 3220 Gigabyte Z77 UP4TH
4GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz @ 1333MHz
AMD Stock Cooler
Mushkin Joule 1000W
Windows 7 x64
It should be evident that we're testing a realistic scenario in terms of the motherboard, RAM, and cooling solutions used for our setup. This is to showcase the real world performance and characteristics of the hardware in the spotlight, to benefit those wanting to invest in such a solution.
As this review shall be looking at the stock results of the A10-6800K, as well as the alternative solutions being used for comparison, all hardware on show will be tested as if it were just taken out of its box and turned on. No overclocking, no XMP profiles, no other optimisations that would deviate from the stock results.
The frequency being shown is one of the 6800K's Turbo steps, which goes up to a maximum of 4.4GHz. When fully stressed, the chip operates at 4.1GHz over all cores.